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UB will unveil new black helmet and don all black for Baylor game Sept. 12

UB will unveil new black helmet and don all black for Baylor game Sept. 12

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By Mark Gaughan

The University at Buffalo will unveil a new black helmet to go along with black pants and black jerseys, for its Sept. 12 home game against Baylor.

The 8 p.m. game at UB Stadium will be televised nationally on ESPN. UB is promoting the game as a "blackout" and encouraging fans to wear black.

Baylor is a preaseason top 10 team and is led by quarterback Bryce Petty, a Heisman Trophy candidate. The Bears beat UB, 70-13, last season en route to an 11-2 season. The Bears closed the season with a 52-42 Fiesta Bowl loss to Central Florida.

The black helmet and jersey will be UB's "alternate" outfit, and the team probably will pull it out for another game later in the season.

About the reporter

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and covered the Bills from 1992 through 2014. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America.

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master's degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.